|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Imagine watching wildlife from every room of the house! The Knot Hole is a retreat unto itself, featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The home is nestled against a fern laden hillside and surrounded by a tall privacy fence. Enjoy life among the towering redwoods, just yards away from your own access to the crystal clear waters of East Austin Creek. Glimpse otters as they swim upstream or watch the salmon spawn! This year-round creek is home to a plethora of wildlife, including giant blue heron, egrets, wild turkeys, otters and deer.
The Knot Hole offers a serene, visually rich multi-level environment with abundant windows, glass French doors, 3 separate decks and a hot tub.
Outside, you'll find multiple decks and sitting areas on the property. The lower deck features an outdoor sunken claw foot bathtub. The hot tub sits on its own private deck and is shaded by an umbrella (imagine soaking in the hot tub even in the misty rain). The middle deck features an outdoor dining set with views of the Austin Creek. The rooftop deck offers comfortable outdoor furniture, also with spectacular views of the creek. Besides these sitting areas, The Knot Hole also offers 2 more sitting areas alongside the creek. A swimming hole is located about 100 feet down the road.
Inside this home, Persian rugs complement the 100-year-old knotty pine floors that grace the main living areas. Enjoy your morning coffee at the living room table while you watch hummingbirds flash their iridescent colors. Or enjoy the morning from the privacy of the hot tub while you listen to the waters of East Austin Creek. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen offers granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The comfortable furnishings and ambiance assure a relaxing stay. The master bedroom is equipped with a writing nook, antique wood stove, picture window, down comforters and down pillows. The master bathroom also features mosaics and multiple windows that allow you to view the birds and ferns on the hillside even while showering. The comfortable cozy furnishings, antiques and ambiance assure a relaxing stay. The second bedroom and second mosaic-tiled bathroom are accessible by an exterior entrance.
This piece of paradise is also dog friendly, as it's fully fenced and allows lots of safe areas to relax with your dog. (Please note that the steep hillside behind the house is not fenced, but only the most skilled canine climbers can get out.)
Have kids who want to explore creeks, catch frogs and splash in puddles? You can find it all at The Knot Hole, for your kids or for your inner child.
Close to the ocean, wineries, golf and Guerneville, The Knot Hole provides the perfect base camp to enjoy your vacation. According to previous guests, it's just what the doctor ordered!
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: The maximum occupancy at The Knot Hole is 6.
QUIET HOURS: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Outdoor amplified sound is prohibited at any time.
PARKING: On-site parking is permitted for a maximum of 2 vehicles. RVs, trailers and campers are prohibited, per the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
Winter & Spring Special:
3 Nights for the Price of 2! Or get an additional night free with any stay 2 nights or longer.
For stays between January 3rd 2017 - March 31st, 2017. Excludes the following dates: 2/15/17 - 2/19/17.
Must be mentioned at the time of reservation. To book online, make your reservation for 2 nights, and include a comment with your reservation about which night you would like us to add for free!
We are Russian River Vacation Homes, a part of D&G Equity Management, Inc., a family owned and locally owned/operated property management company.
In 1980, D&G founders and owners Michael and Patty saw a need in the area for habitable, affordable housing. At that time, many of the little cabins along the Russian River, originally built as summer cabins, were unsuitable for year-round occupancy. D&G assisted property owners with fixing up and renting their cabins. As the largest property management company in western Sonoma County, D&G Equity Management continues to be a staple in the Russian River community.
Russian River Vacation Homes is an off-shoot of D&G. One fine day in 1985, Michael's client, Bob, asked "Hey Mike, can you rent my cabin out just for the week or weekend instead of by the month?" Michael said "Sure!" and Russian River Vacation Homes was born. As renting vacation rentals became more popular, Russian River Vacation Homes grew into a full-time business with its own office. Today, Russian River Vacation Homes professionally manages over 60 high-quality vacation rentals.
We strive to make each and every stay the best one ever. If you have any questions or concerns about reserving or staying with us, please don't hesitate to contact us! We are here to help.
The Knot Hole is located in the historic peaceful village of Cazadero amongst the redwood trees. Cazadero is 12 miles to the Sonoma coast, 12 miles to Guerneville, 9 miles to Monte Rio, 7 miles to Duncan’s Mills and a short drive to Russian River Valley wineries. Cazadero has an old fashioned country store and a coffee shop. Duncan's Mills, Guerneville, and Monte Rio have a number of great restaurants. Duncan's Mills has a number of boutique shops. Monte Rio has a public beach with boat rentals (June-September), a movie theater and a small store.
Why we love the Knot Hole! -
The Knot Hole is the perfect escape from the rigors of everyday life. The real world melts away while you get to enjoy a little peace and quiet alongside Austin Creek. Bring your dog, bring your family! The Knot Hole is an amazing getaway among the redwoods!
It was cold outside during our stay, so the coziness of the space matched the weather and season perfectly. We cooked, soaked, napped and played along the creek. One of my favorite moments was slipping away to read quietly in the upstairs room where it feels like you're in a treehouse. The house is truly charming and we had a really lovely time. This is not so much a problem with the house but more a heads up to folks who with limited ability: My mother who was with us has Parkinson's and found it a bit challenging to get up and down the tall steps leading to the house, and the steps leading to the upstairs room. And because during this time of year the sun doesn't touch the ground often, the steps and deck could be slippery. Again, not criticizing, just wanting to provide info for folks in a similar situation.
This place was an absolute gem. Bedding was inviting and comfortable, setting extremely quiet and lush. Felt like a hobbit in a remote forest setting. Spent a lot of time relaxing by the creek and all of our dinners were prepared and eaten onsite. The cutest bakery with superb pastries was less than a mile away in Cazadero and Guernville and Jenner were both 20 minutes away with a beautiful ride in the redwoods to boot. When we come back to the Russian River valley, we will be staying there again.
Really enjoyed my time with my family at the Knot Hole. The cabin is very well appointed and located on a quiet street in Cazadero amongst the redwoods. The location is between Sebastapol and Bodega Bay / Jenner area. Plenty of great wineries in the Russian River area, including Joseph Phelps (awesome cabs), Gary Farrell (pinots, chardonnay), and Iron Horse (sparkling wines of all kinds). Fantastic seafood and coastal views in Bodega Bay, and two great breakfast places in Jenner (Cafe Aquatica) and closer to the cabin in Cazadero (weekends only). Some interesting Unabomber / Deliverance ambiance as you walk further up the road away from the bridge ....
We had a great relaxing week, the kids loved it the house is just a great place to unwind.
My wife, our two kids, our dog, and I stayed at the Knot Hole for a week and had an wonderful vacation. The kids and the dog loved playing in the creek, and we all loved that it was just outside the door of the house. The house itself was lovely, and all the decks provided really comfortable places to relax outside. There really isn't anything we didn't enjoy about the house, what was provided, the area, or our whole vacation. We are already starting to plan our trip back.
The Knot Hole is a great place to get away from the city and relax among the beautiful redwoods. Enjoy the peace and quiet!
The scenic Sonoma Coast and the town of Jenner is less than 15 minutes away. Hiking and wildlife viewing abound!
Nearby Duncan's Mills has a great little shopping area, complete with antique stores, art galleries, a general store, and other great boutiques.